Kathy Gervais

Kathy has an extensive background in real estate spanning more than 30 years, including experience in related industries such as title and escrow. She is a full-time broker-associate at Tom Sketchy Real Estate's in Riverside California and is recognized as a top producer. She is also a Life Member of the Master's Club, an honor bestowed by the Riverside, CA Board of REALTORS®, and ranks in the top 1% of all the agents at Lyon Real Estate.

Mistakes That Every Home Seller Should Avoid

When you want to sell your home, there are many mistakes that you can make that can prevent you from selling it. Most home sellers make these mistakes. When you know these mistakes, you can easily prevent yourself from going down the same path. It can be very frustrating when you are not able to sell your home when you put it in the market. There are home owners who have waited for several months or year to sell their homes. If this is something that you don’t want, you have to ensure that you don’t make any of the mistakes that most home sellers make. Here are the mistakes that you should avoid when you want to sell your home;

1. Quoting a price that is very high

If you don’t want to wait too long before selling your house, you have to ensure that you price it correctly. Do not quote a price that is too high because it will scare away the potential buyers. To be able to get things right as far as pricing is concerned; you should seek the services of professionals who do residential valuations in Perth. It is only this professional that can help you quote the best price for your house. The potential buyers will not be scared away when you quote to them an asking price that has been determined by professionals. Remember, the faster you sell your home, the more the carrying costs that you are going to save.skd273191sdc

2. Failing to take the first buyer seriously

Most home sellers tend to ignore the first buyer because they think that there are so many potential buyers that will come their way. This is a very wrong move because the first buyer may be the best buyer. Also, if you avoid the first buyer, you may not find another buyer for a long time to come. Instead of turning down the offer of the first buyer, negotiate until you reach a price that is acceptable to both of you. If you are good at negotiations, you can easily convince the buyer to buy the house eat the price you want.

3. Selling a highly damaged house

If your house is badly damaged, you have to repair it to make more attractive to the potential buyer. There is no buyer who will want to buy a house that is not attractive and that needs costly repairs. Repairs will also help a lot to increase the value of your home.

Regularly Scheduled Air Conditioning Maintenance

The majority of AC problems always start small and not many people can notice them, but over time they’ll get worse and it’s at this stage that most people are going to do something about them. Luckily, Park City Heating and maintenance is a very simple way of avoiding AC failure or an increase of your energy bills due to dirty coil condensers or air filters.

The modern air conditioners most of us use these days are built to last for many years, but the truth is that many people forget about regular HVAC maintenance and the lack of it eventually takes its toll on the air conditioner itself.

fireplaceWhy regular AC maintenance is recommended

In order to make sure your AC unit functions optimally and won’t malfunction anytime soon, it’s very important that you hire an expert HVAC contractor who can offer you AC maintenance services before expensive repairs become necessary. With that in mind, below you’ll find a list of the benefits of preventive AC maintenance:

  1. Regular AC maintenance extends the lifespan of your equipment.
  2. Prevents small problems from turning into bigger problems that cost a lot more to fix.
  3. Your AC can perform much quieter while in use.
  4. Regular maintenance can also positively influence the warranty of your AC.
  5. You don’t have to worry about spending money for replacing parts.
  6. Your home is kept more comfortable and cooler.
  7. You can easily save energy when the condenser coils are properly cleaned.

Extended equipment life

Probably one of the biggest benefits of AC maintenance is the fact that your system is going to perform optimally and therefore its lifespan will increase. If a part of your AC begins to strain or fails, then this will put a strain on the rest of the AC’s parts, slowly causing the rest of the parts to fail as well. However, when you schedule regular maintenance, you have the peace of mind your AC system will function optimally and any repairs that may be required can be considered to prevent future malfunctions.

Lower energy bills

Last but not least, when an air conditioner is poorly maintained, it needs to work harder in order to provide the same temperature and air quality as a regularly maintained system. As a result, this makes the AC use up more electricity. If the condenser coils are dirty, then this causes the air compressor to work harder. Also, even if many may consider it insignificant, if the air filter is dirty, it’s going to make it harder for the unit to effectively circulate cool and clean air.

All in all, if you want to make sure your AC unit won’t malfunction or use too much energy when in use, make sure you hire a HVAC expert who can perform routine maintenance on it. It’ll improve air quality, lower the energy bill and also save you good money in the long run.


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